This is the third in a series of six posts on salary negotiation published in partnership with PayScale.com. It’s true that you can look on PayScale to figure out the going range for a job, but you can never guess how much the company values the position for which they are interviewing you. So don’t give the first number—because if you request a salary lower than the range for the position, the interviewer will say nothing, and you’ve just lost money.
Editor’s note: The following is a guest post by Penelope Trunk, writer and founder of Brazen Careerist. In a meeting last week one of our investors, fed up with a recent pivot, said, “Guys, this is not a science project.”Everyone in the meeting who actually works at the company said, “Yes, it is.”Because a startup is a science project. A startup is not just a smaller version of a big business. A startup is a company that doesn’t know what business it’s in.
The first round of auditions for Juilliard’s pre-college program is by video. From December toÂ March my son practicedÂ for three hours a day to prepare. At the end of March we recorded him playingÂ Cello Concerto in A minor by Saint-Saens, and we sent it off to Juilliard. The results of the first round came quickly. He made the cut. The art of practicing is finding a process for repetition without boredom. Then he practiced three hours a day for two more months.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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